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Re: Newton Mill Pty Ltd stationery factory
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 22 September 16 21:18 BST (UK) »
Thinking about it, maybe 1895 is when the Newton Mill factory first started, but Jacobsen & Welch also had premises in London, so perhaps this came first in 1893.

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Re: Newton Mill Pty Ltd stationery factory
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 01 October 16 12:54 BST (UK) »
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Re: Newton Mill Pty Ltd stationery factory
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 01 October 16 13:17 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for posting that, since that definitely confirms that Newton Mill was established in 1893. I'll be writing an official history of Newton Mill / Newtonhurst Cricket Club some time shortly so any and all information related to the company is much appreciated.

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Re: Newton Mill Pty Ltd stationery factory
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 08 November 16 20:57 GMT (UK) »
A booklet about Newton Mill written by W. Alec Mason sheds a lot more light on the true history. He was employed at the mill and occupied various roles including Personnel Manager at one point. This booklet states quite definitively that Thomas Owen Jacobsen (senior partner) and Stanley Welch formed the company in London in 1893. In 1899 Stanley Welch and a colleague (Edward Thomas Fowler) travelled from London to Hyde to have a look at the Newton Mill factory which housed the British Envelope Co. Ltd, and in June of that year, Jacobsen & Welch acquired that company and the premises. At this point, the mill was already about 100 years old according to W. Alec Mason, having originally been a cotton mill. What remains of the original building (from around the turn of the 18th century) is unclear, since over the years, certain areas were re-built and massively expanded after Jacobsen & Welch acquired the premises.

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Re: Newton Mill Pty Ltd stationery factory
« Reply #13 on: Friday 10 November 17 19:40 GMT (UK) »
There is now a book in the Tameside Local Studies & Archive Centre (i.e. Ashton Library) called "The History of Newton Mill / Newtonhurst Cricket Club" which I hope will prove useful and interesting to anyone with a connection to the Newton Mill factory and/or cricket team.